Address: Abdullahağa Caddesi Üsküdar
Phone: (0216) 321 9320
Web Site: www.beylerbeyi.gov.tr
Working Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
This beautiful palace is located right on the Bosphorus on the Asian side in the neighborhood Beylerbeyi, just north of the Bosphorus Bridge.
Designed by Ottoman architect Sarkis Balyan (the brother of architect Nikogos Balyan), the present structure was built between 1861 and 1865 under Sultan Abdulaziz.
Beylerbeyi Palace was the summer home of the Sultans and temporary residence of visiting foreign heads of state; it was also where deposed Sultan Abdulhamid II stayed until his death in 1918.
The three-story palace has more than two dozen rooms including six staterooms, and is lavishly furnished with exquisite Bohemian crystal chandeliers, French clocks and porcelain vases from Turkey, China, Japan and France.